Kokuhaku (Confessions)

by Mark Schilling

Director: Tetsuya Nakashima
Language: Japanese (subtitled in English)

Third Window Films of the U.K. has just slashed the price on its region B Blu-ray release of this tense psychological thriller, about a middle-school teacher (the icy, implacable Takako Matsu) who takes revenge on two of her students she believes killed her 4-year-old daughter. This was on my Top 10 list for 2010. The Blu-ray is now priced at a bargain £8 (¥1,125), but with no extras, unfortunately.